BC is expected to have seven or so players selected in this year’s NFL Draft—but what about the guys that might not hear their name called in April?
BC jumped offside six times, couldn’t contain Eric Dungey, and ultimately bowed out of the regular season with a disappointing 21-point loss to visiting Syracuse.
Michael Walker returned a punt 74 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter, but the Eagles managed just 113 total yards of offense and eight first downs in a dismal performance against the Tigers and their excellent defensive line.
Two days after beating Miami and improving to 6-2 or better for just the sixth time since 2000, the Eagles climbed back into the AP Top 25, joining three other ACC teams in the poll.
A pair of trick plays jumpstarted the Eagles’ offense—a unit that scored on its first three possessions and made Miami, the second-ranked defensive team in the country, look, quite frankly, overrated.
Anthony Brown threw five touchdowns, and Wyatt Ray tallied four sacks—a new single-game program record—as the Eagles overcame several costly special teams mistakes in their ACC opener victory over Wake Forest.
Starting quarterback Anthony Brown took a preseason-high 30 or so snaps, and the running back corps—ranging from A.J. Dillon to John Fadule—paced the first and second-team offenses, from start to finish.
Anthony Brown was hit or miss in his first scrimmage of training camp, and, as a whole, the offense was out of sync for the majority of the exhibition—Jim Reid’s defense capitalized, recording four interceptions on the day.
The Eagles racked up six touchdowns in the final three quarters of play, and booked a ticket to their second-consecutive bowl game.